UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM urge European states to boost education for refugee and migrant children

Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psychosocial support

11 Sep 2019

Syrian refugees struggle to reach family in Malta

For Ali and Mohammad, both 23, the hardest part of their journey should have been over once they'd escaped hardship, cruelty and violence in the ancient and embattled Syrian city of Palmyra.

7 Sep 2015

Mediterranean crossings in 2015 already top 100,000

As of June 8, a total of 103,000 refugees and migrants had arrived in Europe: 54,000 in Italy, 48,000 in Greece, 91 on Malta and 920 in Spain.

9 Jun 2015

UNHCR calls for urgent action as hundreds feared lost in Mediterranean boat sinking

Available information is that the boat overturned shortly before midnight on Saturday, in Libyan waters, some 180 kilometres south of Italy's Lampedusa Island. 

20 Apr 2015

UNHCR Chief expresses shock at new Mediterranean boat tragedy

12 Oct 2013

Mediterranean crossings to Italy and Malta exceed 8000 in first six months of 2013

5 Jul 2013

Some 8,400 migrants, asylum-seekers reach Italy and Malta by sea in first half of 2013

Most arrived in Italy and Malta, departing from North Africa, principally Libya. The rest crossed from Greece and Turkey, landing in southern Italy.

5 Jul 2013

Somali refugee survivors land on Malta beach, 7 reported dead

8 May 2012

Survivors of sea voyage to Malta say seven Somali refugees died

Latest deaths bring the number of reported or confirmed dead among people attempting to reach Europe from Libya to 81 this year.

8 May 2012